Akwaton International Disinfectant Wipe Warning [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Health Canada, an Ottawa, Ontario regulatory and safety safety authority, warns Canadians to avoid purchasing and stop using Akwaton International branded Multipurpose Wipes that are thought to be currently in the Canadian marketplace due to failure to gain the necessary regulatory approval and consequential risks of skin irritation and/or allergic reactions including Anaphylaxis, especially in vulnerable populations such as children, all serious health and safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/c9zd30qKB5r

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73217a-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes are subject to this recall:

  • Akwaton International Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes, sold in boxes of 25 wipes

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, DINs, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, it is advising Canadians to stop using Akwaton International Multipurpose Wipes.

These Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes are labelled to contain Polyhexamethylene Guanidine Hydrochloride (“PHMG”) at a concentration of 0.05% (500 ppm). This ingredient is used as a biocidal disinfectant, but it is not approved for use in Canada. PHMG can cause skin irritation and/or an allergic reaction, especially in vulnerable populations such as children.

This product has not been authorized by Health Canada. This means the Akwaton International Multipurpose Wipes have not been reviewed for their safety, efficacy or quality.

Since January 2019, Fosfaton-Akwaton International Ltd has distributed an estimated 588 boxes (25 wipes per box) in Canada. In addition to not being authorized by Health Canada, the product expired in November 2015. As a result, the active ingredient may no longer be effective and the water in the product may have evaporated, raising the concentration of PHMG.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Akwaton International Multipurpose Wipes, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Alternatively, you may also return the Wipes to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm drug poisoning or medical device contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any product, return it to your retailer or manufacturer for refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Please consult your local municipal waste authority for the correct steps for your particular community.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated, mislabeled or non-approved Multipurpose Wipes, please search for “antiseptic” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Akwaton International, please search for “Akwaton” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-73217
Recalls Direct RIN: 13081-2020
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